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Kamp-Lintfort, GERMANY: Picture taken 04 January 2007 shows a coal... News PhotoCigarette,Coal,Coal Mine,Coal Miner,Day,Economy,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Germany,Horizontal,Miner,Mining,North Rhine Westphalia,Occupation,Pit,SmokingPhotographer Collection: DDP 2007 AFPKamp-Lintfort, GERMANY: Picture taken 04 January 2007 shows a coal miner smoking a cigarette after his working shift at a coal mine of 'Deutsche Steinkohle' in Kamp-Lintfort, western Germany, where some 4900 workers extract an average of 12,900 tonnes of black coal a day. Germany is to shut down its coal mines, which helped fuel the country's post-war economic miracle, by 2018, the ruling coalition of left and right parties agreed overnight on 30 January 2007. There are currently eight coal mines operating in Germany, employing around 33,000 people. AFP PHOTO DDP/MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read MICHAEL GOTTSCHALK/AFP/Getty Images)